About the Film: In this stop-motion animation, a hapless Martian and his companion have an unexpected encounter during an outing to a seemingly barren asteroid – they are not alone. Whatever is out there, it wants lunch.
Ollie the Martian: Made of both sculpey oven-bake clay and regular plasticine, our star stands only 4-1/2 inches tall. The planet surface where the film's action takes place was also compact – only 2x3 feet, in order to fit into a small corner of the home studio space where filming took place over several months.
Creative Team: Animator Patrick Neary collaborated with composer John M. Askew (Calvin Marshall, Deadwood and Portlandia) and sound designer Jason Thomas Edwards (Grimm and Nightscape) to create the film's original score and soundtrack.
“Martian Picnic was a huge success at our festival! Kids wanted to see it twice so we played it again after all the others. They laughed loud, jumped up and down by the screen and one kid kept yelling "one eyed monster, one eyed monster!" over and over!” (Skagway Film Festival)
More Cartoons: See Kinografx's first festival short film Otis v Monster (2009) – which was a finalist in Nickelodeon’s International Animation Festival competition, and a winner of the Best Regional Film award from Tacoma Film Festival.
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